Cyber Security Awards

Rewarding excellence and
innovation
in Cyber Security

Welcome to
Cyber Security Awards

The Cyber Security Awards were established in 2014, to reward the best individuals, teams, and companies within the cybersecurity industry. Excellence and innovation are core themes, throughout all categories.

The Cyber Security Awards team, reviews the industry, looking for the best possible applicants. We encourage all those, who are committed to progressing the industry, to apply. Our judges come from varied backgrounds and are some of the most well-regarded individuals within the industry. They will review all applications, deciding winners collectively at a judging day, held shortly before the event. Where required, further information may be requested to demonstrate any claims made in the application forms, and references will be followed up.

Categories

Individuals

Cyber Woman of the Year

The Cyber Woman of the Year award honours an exceptional woman who has made significant contributions to the cybersecurity industry, demonstrating leadership, innovation, and a commitment to promoting diversity and awareness. This award celebrates women who have achieved excellence in their roles and have served as positive role models for other women pursuing careers in cybersecurity.

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following judging criteria:

Contribution to the Industry: Evidence of contributions to the cybersecurity industry through thought leadership, innovation, or collaboration with peers. 

Enforcing Diversity: Evidence of efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the cybersecurity industry, including the development of initiatives, policies, and programs that encourage underrepresented groups to enter and thrive in cybersecurity roles.  

Enforcing Awareness: Evidence of efforts to raise awareness of cybersecurity risks and promote best practices for cybersecurity among individuals, organisations, and communities.  

Achievement: Evidence of significant achievements and recognition within the cybersecurity industry, including awards, publications, and speaking engagements.

Price: FREE ENTRY

Cyber Personality of the Year

The Cyber Personality of the Year award recognises an exceptional individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy, and expertise in the field of cybersecurity. This award celebrates individuals who have earned a reputation as thought-leaders and have made significant contributions to the cybersecurity industry by raising its profile and developing others. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following judging criteria: 

Reputation: Evidence of a strong reputation in the cybersecurity industry, including recognition by peers, industry leaders, and organisations. 

Raising Profile of Cyber Security: Evidence of efforts to raise the profile and awareness of the cybersecurity industry, through initiatives such as speaking engagements and educational programs. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Evidence of outstanding thought leadership and expertise in the cybersecurity industry, including contributions to industry organisations and initiatives. 

Developing Others: Evidence of efforts to mentor and develop others in the cybersecurity industry, including the development of training programs, mentorship initiatives, or other educational efforts. 

Price: FREE ENTRY

Cyber Newcomer of the Year

The Cyber Newcomer of the Year award is for an individual who has made significant achievements in the cybersecurity industry as a newcomer. This award is open to individuals who are new to the industry or have made a career change into cybersecurity within the past two years.  

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following judging criteria: 

Achievement: Evidence of outstanding performance in their role, delivering tangible results that have positively impacted their organisation or clients. 

• Proactivity: Evidence of a proactive approach to cybersecurity, with a strong ability to identify and mitigate potential threats and vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.  

Contribution to the Industry: Evidence of contributions to the cybersecurity industry through thought leadership, innovation, or collaboration with peers.  

Dedication: Evidence of a strong dedication to cybersecurity, exhibiting a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development. 

Price: FREE ENTRY

Cyber Security Influencer of the Year

The Cyber Security Influencer of the Year award recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional influence in the cybersecurity industry, through raising awareness and promoting best practices for cybersecurity. This award celebrates influencers who have a track record of success in engaging audiences and creating positive change in the industry. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following judging criteria: 

Evidence of Influence: Evidence of an individual’s influence in the cybersecurity industry, including the size and engagement of their audience and their impact on raising the profile of cybersecurity. 

Raising Profile of Cyber Security: Evidence of efforts to raise the profile and awareness of the cybersecurity industry, through initiatives such as speaking engagements, thought leadership, and educational programs. 

Enforcing Awareness: Evidence of efforts to raise awareness of cybersecurity risks and promote best practices for cybersecurity among individuals, organisations, and communities.  

Enforcing Diversity: Evidence of efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the cybersecurity industry, including the development of initiatives, policies, and programs that encourage underrepresented groups to enter and thrive in cybersecurity roles. 

Price: FREE ENTRY

Cyber Security Entrepreneur of the Year

The Cyber Security Entrepreneur of the Year award recognises the outstanding achievements of an entrepreneur who has established or operated a successful business in the cybersecurity industry. This award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills, innovation, and leadership, and who have made significant contributions to the industry. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following judging criteria: 

Achievement: Evidence of outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship, including financial success, job creation, and business growth. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Evidence of outstanding thought leadership in the cybersecurity industry, including contributions to industry organisations and initiatives. 

Raising the Profile of Cyber Security: Evidence of efforts to raise the profile and awareness of the cybersecurity industry, through initiatives such as speaking engagements and educational programs. 

Contribution to the Industry: Evidence of contributions to the cybersecurity industry through thought leadership, innovation, or collaboration with peers. 

Price: FREE ENTRY

CISO of the Year

This award is for a senior CISO who has the attention of their board and a track record of delivering results. Someone who has created a security culture throughout the organisation. An exceptional leader, both internally and within the industry. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following judging criteria: 

Achievement: Evidence of significant achievements in the field of information security, including implementing innovative strategies, identifying and mitigating emerging threats, and achieving measurable results that have positively impacted the organisation. 

Security Culture: Evidence of establishing and fostering a strong security culture throughout the organisation, including the development and implementation of security policies and procedures, awareness and training programs, and incident response plans. 

Leadership: Evidence of exceptional leadership qualities, including the ability to inspire, motivate, and engage teams, stakeholders, and board members, as well as to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences. 

Contribution to the Industry: Evidence of contributions to the cybersecurity industry through thought leadership, innovation, or collaboration with peers. 

Price: FREE ENTRY

Cyber Educator of the Year

The Cyber Educator of the Year award is for an educator who has made significant contributions to the field of cybersecurity education. This award recognises individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skill in educating and mentoring others in the principles and practices of cybersecurity. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following judging criteria: 

Evidence of Educating: Evidence of outstanding teaching practices that have resulted in increased knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity among students or trainees. 

Innovation: Evidence of innovative approaches to cybersecurity education, such as the development of new curricula or the use of emerging technologies.  

Enforcing Awareness: Evidence of efforts to raise awareness of cybersecurity risks and promote best practices for cybersecurity among their students and wider communities. 

Enforcing Diversity: Evidence of efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the cybersecurity industry. This may include initiatives to engage underrepresented groups in cybersecurity education or to create a more diverse and inclusive learning environment. 

Price: FREE ENTRY

Companies

Best Cyber Security Service Provider of the Year

The Best Cyber Security Service Provider of the Year award recognises a company that has demonstrated exceptional expertise and dedication in providing cybersecurity services to its clients, and a commitment to contributing to the wider cybersecurity community. The winning company should also demonstrate a strong team with solid leadership, working effectively together to make the most of each other’s strengths. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Achievement: Evidence of significant achievements and recognition within the cybersecurity industry, including successful projects, innovative solutions, and positive feedback from clients. 

Teamwork: Evidence of effective collaboration among team members, leveraging each other’s strengths and expertise to deliver high-quality cybersecurity services that exceed client expectations. 

Dedication: Evidence of a strong commitment to providing exceptional service to clients, including proactive communication, responsive support, and ongoing training and education to stay ahead of the evolving cyber threats. 

Contributions to the Cyber Community: Evidence of contributions to the wider cybersecurity community, such as supporting industry initiatives, sharing knowledge and expertise, or active participation in industry events and initiatives. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best Cyber Start-up of the Year

The Best Cyber Start-up of the Year award is for a start-up company (in business for less than 3 years) that has demonstrated exceptional growth, innovation, and potential in the cybersecurity industry.  

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Achievement: Evidence of the company’s success and impact on the market, including revenue growth, customer acquisition, and any industry recognition or awards that the company has received. 

Leadership: Evidence of strong leadership at all levels of the organisation, including effective management and the ability to inspire and motivate team members with a clear vision and strategy for the future, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. 

Enforcing Awareness: Evidence of efforts to raise awareness of cybersecurity risks and promote best practices for cybersecurity among individuals, organisations, and communities. 

Contributions to the Cyber Community: Evidence of contributions to the wider cybersecurity community, such as supporting industry initiatives, sharing knowledge and expertise, or active participation in industry events and initiatives.

Price: £350 PER ENTRY  

Best Security Company of the Year

This award recognises a cybersecurity company that stands out as a leader in the industry. The winning company will demonstrate a strong team with solid leadership, working effectively together to make the most of each other’s strengths. The company should show evidence of growth and sustainability, along with contributions to the wider cybersecurity community. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Achievement: Evidence of the company’s success and impact on the market, including revenue growth, customer acquisition, and any industry recognition or awards that the company has received. 

Leadership: Evidence of strong leadership at all levels of the organisation, including effective management and the ability to inspire and motivate team members with a clear vision and strategy for the future, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. 

Teamwork: Evidence of effective teamwork, collaboration, and communication among staff members, with a focus on achieving common goals and delivering high-quality products or services. 

Contributions to the Cyber Community: Evidence of contributions to the wider cybersecurity community, such as supporting industry initiatives, sharing knowledge and expertise, or active participation in industry events and initiatives.

Price: £350 PER ENTRY  

Best Security Product of the Year

The Best Security Product of the Year award recognises a company that has developed an outstanding security product that has made a significant impact on the market. This award celebrates companies that have demonstrated exceptional innovation, effectiveness, and reliability in their security products. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Achievement: Evidence of the product’s significant achievements and impact on the market, including customer feedback or testimonials that demonstrate its effectiveness in solving security challenges. Additionally, evidence of the product’s scalability, adaptability, and long-term viability, as well as any industry recognition or certifications that it has received. 

Unique Selling Point: Evidence of the product’s unique selling points and how they differentiate it from other security products in the market, including any technical innovations, usability improvements, or other features that make the product stand out. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Evidence of how the product has benefited the market, such as by delivering tangible benefits for customers, including improved security outcomes and increased efficiency, or by promoting innovation in the cybersecurity industry. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Evidence of how the company has demonstrated thought leadership in the cybersecurity industry beyond their product offering, including participation in industry events, conferences, and initiatives. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best Threat Detection Product of the Year

The Threat Detection Product of the Year award recognises a company that has developed an outstanding Threat Detection product that has made a significant impact on the market. This award celebrates companies that have demonstrated exceptional innovation, effectiveness, and reliability in their Threat Detection products. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Achievement: Demonstrations of the product’s significant achievements and impact on the market, including customer feedback or testimonials that demonstrate its effectiveness in solving security challenges. Additionally, evidence of the product’s scalability, adaptability, and long-term viability, as well as any industry recognition or certifications that it has received. 

Unique Selling Point: Evidence of the product’s unique selling points and how they differentiate it from other Threat Detection products in the market, including any technical innovations, usability improvements, or other features that make the product stand out. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Evidence of how the product has benefited the market, such as by delivering tangible benefits for customers, including improved security outcomes and increased efficiency, or by promoting innovation in the cybersecurity industry. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Evidence of how the company has demonstrated thought leadership in the cybersecurity industry beyond their product offering, including participation in industry events, conferences, and initiatives. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best Emerging Technology of the Year 

The Best Emerging Technology of the Year award heralds revolutionary innovations set to transform cybersecurity. Open to all developers globally, this category recognises pioneering products and services addressing the complex challenges of international organisations. Entrants must have launched their technology within the last 18 months, demonstrating a forward-thinking approach in cybersecurity. Supported by customer testimonials, submissions should underscore the effectiveness of the technology against both current and emerging threats. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Innovation: Evidence of the product’s unique selling points and its differentiation from competitors, including technical innovations, usability enhancements, or distinctive features. 

Achievement: Demonstrated impact on the market, supported by customer feedback, scalability, adaptability, and industry recognition or certifications. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Evidence of tangible benefits for customers, such as improved security outcomes, increased efficiency, or contributions to innovation in the cybersecurity industry. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Evidence of how the company has demonstrated thought leadership in the cybersecurity industry beyond their product offering, including participation in industry events, conferences, and initiatives. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best Endpoint Security of the Year  

The Best Endpoint Security of the Year award recognises excellence in safeguarding endpoints against evolving cyber threats. This category honours outstanding solutions that offer unparalleled protection, innovation, and industry leadership in endpoint security. Entrants should showcase achievements in developing and implementing endpoint security solutions that effectively mitigate risks and enhance overall security posture. From advanced threat detection to robust endpoint management, submissions should demonstrate significant accomplishments in addressing diverse challenges. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Innovation: Showcasing inventive approaches and technologies that elevate endpoint security beyond traditional methodologies, including novel threat detection capabilities, integration of artificial intelligence, or unique response strategies. 

Achievement: Demonstrable successes, such as significant user adoption, notable reduction in security incidents among clients, or other measurable outcomes that underscore the solution’s impact on improving email security. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Details of the tangible benefits the solution has delivered to customers and the broader market. This may include enhanced protection levels, reduced false positives, improved user experience, or contributions to elevating the standard of email security practices. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Proof of the company’s leadership and influence in the email security sector, shown by participation in setting industry standards, contributions to the body of public knowledge through research, or leading efforts to tackle emerging email security challenges. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best Email Security Solution of the Year 

The Best Email Security Solution of the Year award recognises outstanding achievements in the realm of email security. As email continues to be a critical vector for cyber threats, this award celebrates solutions that stand out for their innovative approach to safeguarding electronic communications. It honours products that have effectively addressed and mitigated the risks of phishing, malware, and other email-based threats, demonstrating exceptional innovation and leadership in the field. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Innovation: Evidence of how the solution introduces new or novel approaches to email security, incorporating advanced technologies, unique threat detection and response methodologies, or innovative features that enhance security efficacy. 

Achievement: Demonstrable successes, such as significant user adoption, notable reduction in security incidents among clients, or other measurable outcomes that underscore the solution’s impact on improving email security. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Details of the tangible benefits the solution has delivered to customers and the broader market. This may include enhanced protection levels, reduced false positives, improved user experience, or contributions to elevating the standard of email security practices. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Proof of the company’s leadership and influence in the email security sector, shown by participation in setting industry standards, contributions to the body of public knowledge through research, or leading efforts to tackle emerging email security challenges.

Price: £350 PER ENTRY  

Best AI Solution of the Year 

The Best AI Solution of the Year award seeks to recognise the innovators and pioneers who are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance cyber resilience, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in cybersecurity. This category honours AI-driven solutions that not only showcase exceptional innovation and a unique approach to security challenges but also demonstrate a profound impact on the market through their deployment. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Innovation: Showcasing solutions that demonstrate groundbreaking use of AI in cybersecurity, including novel data analysis techniques, unique threat detection and response mechanisms, or other innovative applications of AI technology that significantly advance the field. 

Unique Selling Point: How the solution distinguishes itself from other AI offerings in the cybersecurity market, including specific features, capabilities, or approaches that make it stand out as a leader in its field. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Concrete examples of how the solution has provided tangible benefits to users and the cybersecurity landscape as a whole. This may include case studies, user testimonials, or metrics demonstrating improved security postures, efficiency gains, or other significant outcomes. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Indications of how the solution and its creators have contributed to broader discussions and developments in cybersecurity and AI, including participation in industry forums, publication of research, or development of standards that help shape the future direction of technology and security practices. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best IOT/IIOT Security Solution of the Year 

The Best IoT/IIoT Security Solution of the Year award celebrates the most innovative and effective product or service that provides comprehensive security for the increasingly complex Internet of Things, and the Industrial Internet of Things. This award recognises solutions that have effectively addressed the vast and growing challenges associated with securing a myriad of connected devices, from consumer gadgets to sophisticated industrial systems. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Innovation: Evidence of the creative and original use of technology that sets new precedents for the security of IoT and IIoT devices, advancing the field with innovative threat detection and mitigation strategies. 

Achievement: Evidence of success in the field, such as quantifiable reduction in vulnerabilities, breaches, or attacks within IoT/IIoT systems. 

Unique Selling Point: Clear differentiation of the solution from others, offering unique features or capabilities that address specific IoT/IIoT security challenges. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Indication of how the solution has added value to the market, perhaps by setting new security standards, enhancing user trust, or driving adardoption of IoT/IIoT technology through improved security measures. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best Cloud Security Solution of the Year 

The Best Cloud Security Solution of the Year award honours a solution that stands out for its innovative approach to securing cloud environments. In an era where data and applications are increasingly cloud-based, the significance of robust security measures cannot be overstated.This category seeks to recognise solutions that deliver exceptional performance in protecting cloud data and services, demonstrating a combination of inventive features, proven effectiveness, and significant benefits to the cybersecurity community. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Innovation: The solution’s introduction of new and inventive technologies or methodologies that advance the security of cloud environments. Innovation can include unique approaches to securing data and applications, cutting-edge encryption methods, or inventive compliance and policy management tools. 

Achievement: Evidence of the solution’s achievements, such as a demonstrable track record of preventing data breaches in cloud environments, endorsements from industry experts, or recognition through awards and certifications. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Evidence of how the solution has positively influenced the cloud security market. This includes providing enhanced protection for data and applications, facilitating secure cloud migrations, or introducing efficiencies and improvements in managing cloud security risks. 

Industry Thought-Leader: Evidence of how the company has demonstrated thought leadership in the cybersecurity industry beyond their product offering, including participation in industry events, conferences, and initiatives.ards.com 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best SIEM Solution of the Year 

The Best SIEM Solution of the Year award recognises leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions that excel in the unified analysis and reporting of log data. As cybersecurity landscapes become increasingly complex, the importance of sophisticated SIEM tools is paramount for organisations looking to aggregate, normalise, and scrutinise data from numerous sources. This award is bestowed upon solutions that deliver not only comprehensive forensic analysis but also enhanced overall network visibility, threat detection, and incident response. 

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Innovation: Acknowledging SIEM solutions that introduce breakthrough features or technologies to advance data collection, analysis, and correlation. Innovations may include advanced algorithms for anomaly detection, machine learning capabilities for predictive threat modelling, or new integrations that broaden the scope of log data analytics. 

Achievement: Evidence of the solution’s achievement in delivering actionable insights, illustrated by significant enhancements in threat identification, response times, or overall security posture improvements. 

Unique Selling Point: The distinctive characteristics or capabilities that differentiate the solution from its competitors, such as exceptional real-time analysis, an enhanced user interface, or flexible deployment options suitable for various IT environments. 

Evidence of Benefiting the Market: Examples of how the solution has contributed value to its users and the broader SIEM market. This includes improving the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations, facilitating compliance with regulatory requirements, or enabling a more strategic approach to enterprise security. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Best Professional Training or Certification Programme of the Year 

The Best Professional Training or Certification Programme of the Year award recognises leading programmes and organisations dedicated to enhancing cybersecurity knowledge and skills across the industry. Targeting both end-user awareness training and advanced certification for IT security professionals, this category celebrates entities that significantly contribute to fortifying IT security and risk management frameworks.  

Judges will score entries for this category based on the following criteria: 

Usefulness: The degree to which the programme offers practical, actionable insights and skills that directly benefit participants’ professional activities and their organisations’ security posture. 

Achievement: Evidence of achievement in the industry, supported by the attainment of set goals, such as high pass rates, positive feedback from participants, and the demonstrable improvement in workplace competency post-training. 

Developing Others: The programme’s commitment to the personal and professional growth of its participants, evidenced by the advancement of their skills, knowledge, and capabilities in the cybersecurity domain. 

Contributions to the Cyber Community: Evidence of active contributions to the cybersecurity community, which may include the dissemination of best practices, facilitating discussions and workshops, or any other activities that extend the impact of the training beyond the classroom. 

Price: £350 PER ENTRY

Winner’s Prizes

A Stunning Cyber Security Awards Trophy

Massive Promotion Across Our Media Channels (reaching over 1.4 million people)

Induction Into Our Cyber Security Awards Hall of Fame

A Winners’ Interview at the Ceremony

Invitations to the Judges and Winners Evening Later in the Year

Get Featured on Cyber Security Awards Podcast!

About Us

The Cyber Security Awards were established in 2014, to reward the best individuals, teams, and companies within the cybersecurity industry. Excellence and innovation are core themes, throughout all categories.

A totally independent event, we have no affiliation to any magazines, organisations, or products. As a result, our judges are able to make all their decisions on merit alone.

The Cyber Security Awards team, reviews the industry, looking for the best possible applicants. We encourage all those, who are committed to progressing the industry, to apply. Our judges come from varied backgrounds and are some of the most well-regarded individuals within the industry.

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